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a|s Hero v2s, Hero Plus v2s and Hero Touch v2s (Creality CR's / Ender's Fanduct)

by kelokera Jul 26, 2018
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will you be doing a version with dual 4010 stock fans and bltouch mount?
that would make it perfect
I have tried a few ducts but this one is my favourite.

4010 part cooling fan doesnt fit from my ender 5. the part with the screwholes are way bigger than the part where it should slide in.
i guess they changed to another fan.

ciao, puoi dirmi quale stampare per mettere la ventola potenziata 5015, grazie

is there a remix or something like the HERO mount for the new cyclops+ / chimera? I could have sworn there was one or I'm loosing my mind

no way the stock blower fan fits into this -.-

I guarantee it fits! I use it myself for a long time... a loot of people use it too..

Okay. Maybe my settings are off then. The fan mounting "rings" are twice as thick as the slots where they supposed to go. In fact the whole slot is to small for my fan

bon fichier a imprimer s’adapte sur cr10s nais il a du mâle a ce mettre en place nais fonction bien merci

bonjour, je cherche a adapter ce super petfang a mon Alvawise u20 et sans fusion360 (pas de licence) je galere a coup de dremel . est ce que quelqun de charitable pourrai m'aider a l'adapter si je fourni les cotes et dimensions ? merci en tout cas

Is this one working with the MicroSwiss hotend and BLTtouch ? Someone can confirm please cause already 2 mods that doesn't work i printed :(

No the original does not support the Micro Swiss. But, my very popular Hero Plus v6 remix does! https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3317985
Another option is the much refined Hero Me Gen2 remix here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Plus ver6 OEM & MicroSwiss w/ BLTouch or EZABL
Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

I didn't notice it at first but it actually makes the hotend fan quieter

Hero Plus ver6 OEM & MicroSwiss w/ BLTouch or EZABL
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Its like you read my mind with the v2s version. The first version was a good attempt but needed some tweeking that I could not do myself.
That being said would it be possible for you to flip the part cooling fan to the left side. I realize that this comes close to the mounting screws but it fits and works perfect, as I have done it with v1. Which was 2 pieces and i was simply able to mirror the fan duct part in CURA. I do not run auto level. By moving the fan to this location my theory is that the weight is more central on the gantry reducing the leverage created at the end of the mounting bracket and x axis. Remember Ender3 only has 1 lead screw rod for z axis. I think this would make the unit even more compact and at first look the fan should just fit to the right of any auto leveling device you might have. I do not have the skills to do this on this version so I was hoping that you or someone else in the community could do this for me. I'd be willing to pay a couple of bucks

Could it be that Creality changed some things on the newer Ender 3's? I can mount both fans with perfectly fitting screw holes, so the dimensions of the print must be correct. But the duct itself does not fit over the hot end and heatsink. It just collides with the heatblock and the heatsinks mounting screws, couldnt even dream of leaving the silicone block on the hotend.

Same here with Me Gen2.

I have a much updated remix of this Hero fan duct, it has a larger space internally for the hot-end and cooling fins (among many other improvements). Check it out here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3317985 If you want to get the most current generation of the Hero Me series that also supports using just the OEM fans, check this out: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Plus ver6 OEM & MicroSwiss w/ BLTouch or EZABL
Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

took some modification around hotend screws and wires but work and looks great. get your Dremel out.

Can you trouble sharing the source files of the base file to me? I want to modify the version into an integrated extruder.

Full contact with the heatsink and brings the thermistor cables snug against it.

Hello I printed your fan duct it looks amazing.
I'm using a Microswiss all metal hot end because I print in a different range of materials.
With this hot-end the duct is way too tight and at the first print at 205 degrees the plastic started to melt away (see the picture just on top the MK9 word on the silicon sock)
I understand the concept of having the duct as minimal and small as possible but it would be nice to see a little bit of extra clearance just for a peace of mind especially in the case of hi-temp print were little or zero cooling part fan is used.

I used also a remix of your design without any success.

Thank you so much.

Hola como estas?, tengo un problema con este diseño y quisiera saber si podrías modificarlo un poco, resulta que cuando intento colocarlo, los tornillos del hotend dan contra la pieza y cuando quiero apretar los tornillos que sujetan a la misma, hacen que la pieza se tuerza y no entre perfecta, podrías darle un poco mas de espacio en el hueco donde va el hotend?, el espacio que tiene el hero me es perfecto para la ender 3, si pudieras hacer este con ese mismo espacio seria ideal!, Muchas gracias.

Check out my remixes of the Hero series. Any of these are likely to have resolved the issue you are having.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3039593
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3291110

so i dont get it....the design is not ready to install on the stock ender 3 without filing/adjusting the item. correct? any ready to go design available?

Check out my remixes of the Hero series. Any of these are likely to have resolved the issue you are having.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3039593
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3291110

Works pretty good, found though that the wires tend to push the blower fan away from the housing due to the inability for the wires to bend at a tight enough angle to fit up the allocated space. Suggest you modify the bottom of the wiring channel to flare out more to cater for this problem.

Try my remix of the next gen version of his design, it addresses your concerns. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

Hi kelokera,
I'm trying to decide wether I should print this design or the hero me, but I'm not sure which one is the best and their differences. Is this model an updated version of the hero me?
Thanks in advance.

Try my remix of this design or my remix of the Hero Me design, many updates from users feedback: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

Can you give me a link to the version you have made that will work with the stock fan and screws please.

Ok, This version has what you need. You will want to use the following parts for use with a stock CR-10 or Ender -3 setup.
Hero_Me_Base.stl, Hero_Me_Stock_4010_Blower_fan.stl, and Screws_Lock.stl if you do not have an Auto Bed Leveling solution (EZABL or BLTouch) and that is it. All my base units correct for the wiring spacing problem found in the original Hero v2 and Hero Me designs. My wire channels are much bigger.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3291110

Nope, doesn't fit my ender 3. I can get it on there but it's way too tight and the nozzle flow is very poor even at 100%. Beautiful design but doesn't work very well for my means.

Check out my remixes of the Hero series. Any of these are likely to have resolved the issue you are having.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3039593
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3291110

Compadre!! Ahora me doy cuenta que usted es Dominicano!! Debí de darme cuenta por el nombre, duh!! Bajé el archivo, lo imprimí y es excelente, gracias hermano! Otro dominicano aquí! Tengo el Ender 3.

I printed this last night (0.15, 3 walls, 40% grid infill, supports from the buildplate) and it came out looking great. I had the same problem as others with the clearance of the radiator screws and had to file the area around them back. (I bought my Ender 3 a couple of weeks ago so maybe they have altered something on the new models?)
Unfortunately even when I had the duct on at its highest position the air convergence was pretty far below the nozzle. When I did the water test with the nozzle about 1mm from the water there were 2 dents in the water a couple of mm either side of the nozzle. It wasn't until I raised the nozzle a few mm above the water that the air streams converged below the nozzle.
I have no trouble with the Petsfang or Bullseye ducts but I was hoping this would work so the X carriage could lose a significant bit of weight.
It's a fantastic design and it's a shame I can't get it to work for my Ender 3.

Try my remix of this design, it addresses many of your concerns. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

Easy to print, but doesn't fit my Ender 3 at all. The screws of the heatsink made it so i could not fit the hero 2. The slots for the cables were too small to fit, i tried to use force but to no avail too. I should have read the comments first before printing :-( If anyone has any solutions please enlighten me.

Otherwise, this is a great design.

Try my remix of this design, it addresses many of your concerns. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

yes but there is no version for the stock fan

Here are my remixes of this design for use with the stock fans: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3039593
There are 3 versions in this remix to choose from, two for use with EZABL or BLTouch auto bed leveling, and one for manual bed leveling.

The link for the Hero v3m (version 3 mod) is dead

Try my remix of this design, it continues the development of the Hero designs. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end
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Does it work with Geeetch A30?

What is the x and y offsets for the BL touch?

Hi.... I have This on My ender 3. I Will buy the Micro Swiss hotend. Will it fit?

For the EZABL in the firmware settings is there anything that needs to be changed or should you use the OEM settings for the mount?

v3m link broken. If possible please fix

Try my remix of this design, it continues the development of the Hero designs. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

can u add a fan port to left side too? i have 2 12v cooling fan. i want to use them instead of just one 24v fan.

Try my remix of this design, it continues the development of the Hero designs with dual 5015 fans. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

Printed this right now, but unfortunately I wasn´t able to put the fanduct over the cables from the hotend. There is not enough space inside the fanduct for those cables. I didnt want to use to much force, because i was afraid to damage the cables. Are here others that have that issue?

Try my remix of this design, it fixes your concerns. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

I think you've used too much filament flow

I printed one and had the same issue - heater cables wont fit in the channel without some force.

Just FYI, the Link for the a|s Hero v3m is broken.

Try my remix of this design, it continues the development of the Hero designs. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

This model is so difficult to print. The tiny support pads don't stick and always get lift off. Does anyone else have similar issues? I've tried more than 10 times with different speed, acceleration, z-hop and still can't get past the first 10 layers successfully.

Orient the print so the back side (that faces the gantry mount plate) is down. Try my remix of this design, it continues the development of the Hero designs. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

Make sure your bed is leveled AND flow and initial layer height is all correct. You may think that you've got it correct, but believe me: everyone of use come to other conclusions after a while.

To start: How did you level?
manually on different points? Doesn't work!
From the menu: Level corners (custom TH3D / Marlin firmware only I think) Works!
Octoprint Bed Leveling Wizard - Works!

But then aks yourself: how many times did you do the leveling procedure? 1 time? 2? 3? I'm working with this printers for a long time and can only tell you that when your bed is off-level at all 4 points, you have to follow the procedure for at least 6 - 12 times :-D Also the distance between the nozzle and the bed is very, very important. You must find the right height with microstepping (Custom firmware) between sticking and not sticking. When the nozzle is too close to the bed, it scrapes the flowed filament with it, so it doesn't stick anymore. Too much height of the nozzle give the opposite effect, but the outcome is the same. You have to find a good balance between flowrate AND nozzle (z) height. If you have too much flow, the effect and outcome are the same as with the nozzle to tight to the bed. It lays too much plastic on the buildplate, so the the nozzle on the next layer needs to crawl through the too much placed plastic.

Sometimes, IF you use the right nozzle temperature, and just a small amount of cooling (or none) you can compensate a small amount of overflow. This is because it melts when the nozzle moves over

I changed the air input on the leftside right input to get better airflow for the right output

Really a nice job!! :D

hey :)
any chance you were considering making a version with a regular 40mm fan for part cooling?
many thanks

p.s. if you are willing to share solid files, i can sort that out.

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Can someone who is using this fanduct enlighten me (or the creator itself)? I really want to like (and use) the Hero but since it's such a tight fit I'm afraid to use it. The problem is that the hotend wires are really cramped in there and pushing against the hotend itself (see last 4 pictures), won't they melt and/or burn away when they are positioned like this??? Also, part of the fanduct is touching the hotend at the bottom (first picture), this can't go well when the hotend is heating up. Is no one experiencing problems with this?

Try my remix of this design, it resolves your concerns. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

Same for me but it's only the radiator and not the actual hot end that is below.
By the way these wires are heat resistant.
I am using this fanduct for more than 3 days now and I don't have any issues (printed in PLA).

Thanks! Will give it a go then.

Can someone who is using this fanduct enlighten me (or the creator itself)? I really want to like (and use) the Hero but since it's such a tight fit I'm afraid to use it. The problem is that the hotend wires are really cramped in there and pushing against the hotend itself (see pictures), won't they melt and/or burn away when they are positioned like this??? Also, part of the fanduct is touching the hotend at the bottom (last picture), this can't go well when the hotend is heating up. Is no one experiencing problems?

The first custom Fan that I immediately fell in love with. Works really well, and it is sooooo beautiful! Hope to see and print V6+Volcano version some day :)

BLTouch or 3DTouch Installation Tip:

Do not install the "touch" directly to the Hero mount. This may cause your print head or nozzle to hit the bed and cause a banging or grinding noise.

There needs to be a fine adjustment between the touch pin and the nozzle. In order to do this, insert a small spring between the Hero Mount and the 3DTouch. This will give you a little "wiggle" room to adjust the distance.

Note: If you do not have a spring handy, find a ball point pin. Take the spring out and cut it in half. It size is perfect.

Try my remix of this design, it fixes your concern and continues the development of the Hero designs. Additional modified BLTouch mounts are included in the dual 5015 version of this design but can be used with the Hero v3 version I have done. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

Ugh, it you end up spending a week trying to get you "Z" set perfect and just can seem to do it. Check the spacer/spring, maybe you really do not need them. Also that loud random banging noise you hear could be the fact you did not remove the physical "Z" switch and bracket and the motor is hitting it. I am not saying I did that, duh!

Hi,, I printed this with the 18 mm hole. But it doesnt fit :-( There doesnt seem to be enough space for the cables to the hot end? How to solve this? :-)

Try my remix of this design, it addresses your concern and it continues the development of the Hero designs. I have other remix derivatives of Kelokera's fan ducts as well: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3046871 and https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3182917

Hero Me Gen3 - CR-10/S Ender 3/Pro/5 OEM Hot-end

Hello everybody. I'm new to 3D. To whom it is not difficult to share a ready gcode with model support without a level sensor.

I was thinking about this... I think I could share gcodes with different setups... like infill or layer high... maybe later as my video card blows up and I'm finding a replacement... but I'll upload those tested gcodes for sure!

I think it turned out well. It is a bit "stringy" and I should have cleaned it up a bit more. The fan screw holes were a bit small, but that could just be the PETG. I was able to drill them out just a little bit. . The touch wiring is a bit cramped and it comes close to banging the stop on the left. I do like the design look and concept. I like the high viability of the nozzle. Overall very functional. Good job!

Thanks! I really like the way it looks :D and is a pleasure to share!! :D hope it do the job without complications! thanks for share!

What are the offsets for the bltouch version? Is it  -40 X and -10 Y?

to be completely honest, I use the mount of the petsfang as template to create the base support... I don't have the BLTouch myself, so I had to do it that way... I'll check the info and put it in the description... I must work a little more in that part...

Ok, thanks. I can figure it out from there.

What offsets did you end up using?

did you find out

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Hi kelokera,
Thank you for making this as it's pretty much exactly what I wanted in a fan setup - even parts cooling, compact, uses stock fans and gives a better view of the nozzle. Perfect ..almost.
I have an Ender 3 and printed the Hero v2s in PLA+ (hopefully it will hold up OK).
The screw heads for the heatsink foul the inside of the duct - I had to file slots to have it fit properly.
The "lock" was an extremely tight fit and required a bit of trimming (on both parts) before it would push all the way in - I think giving the keys a bit more clearance would help.
That aside, well done - it's a great thing!

Hi! I print test mine at 0.1, 100% infill, at 60mm/sec... the parts came smooth... no problem installing the lock... is a tight mount! I have to take out the last zip tie and push the cables down to fit the fanduct... but the idea is to have it steady in position.

I'll work a little bit more on it... getting one for bigger blowers is the priority, a loot of people want a version for the 5015, so I'll get one of those to make the mount, and to make a dual blower version. When I get the parts I'll refine the design on all versions.

Thanks for the feedback!!!

Thanks for the reply.
I printed both parts at.15mm, 20% infill. I don't normally have an issue mating parts with .1mm clearance.
In regards to the heatsink screw heads, perhaps yours are different or the spacing to the front of your heatsink is less, but in my case the duct had to be relieved - see attached photo.
Everything else was good, cabling etc.

I have the same issues. I had to file out some clearance around the heatsink screw heads.
I also had to heavily sand the locking features to get them to slide together.
The hot end cables also had to be smashed into the channel, particularly at the bottom.
More clearance in all these places would help tremendously.

After all that I just installed it though!

this is strange... in mine the screws don't touch the fanduct... maybe they use different screws... the fanduct can't touch any element... I left some space for air to flow...

Do you plan on creating a version of your Hero Plus for E3D V6 (reg. and volcano)?

I really want to do one for the V6... but!!! I don't have one... I'm one of those guys that need to have the parts in hand to test everything! so... I'll buy the parts to see what can I do... not sure when!!! but I'll do it... I want to keep modding my ender 3...

ottimo ! stampato e installato funziona benissimo, unico difetto c'è poco spazio per i cavi del sensore temperatura e del riscaldatore.
comunque grazie molto

grazie a te per i tuoi commenti!

Seeing as the part nozzle is an integrated part of the mount and can, therefore, be used as a mounting point for the part cooling fan and not the other way around, I think this design would be a good candidate for a CR-X style dual fan variant as well. The OEM 40mm blowers aren't quite as powerful or cheap as the 5015 ones, but the result should have almost the same performance with much a smaller footprint.

Very nice and sleek fanduct! Is there also a version in the works with a mount for the BLTouch? Just printed the Petsfang (because it has support for BLTouch) but I might switch to this one when it gets BLTouch support. Thanks.

I did the ones that most people will use first, that's why I make it to work with stock fan and blower... but I'll be adding support for more stuff, like bigger blowers and why not?... BLTouch... Right now I'm giving a little time to people to taste it and give me feedback to make this better.

I can download the parts from here, but as I don't have the real hardware (EZABL or BLTouch), I'll not be 100% sure that everything will be perfect... (in the case of the Hero Plus I use the official TH3D EZABL base as template, but until someone print it and tell me its ok, I'm not sure!) but I'll do my best to deliver a great design, and to please as many people as I can.

If you know a design that holds the BLTouch sensor with the 2 screws on the x carrier plate the right way, tell me and I'll use it as template.

and thanks for your thoughts about the fanduct!

Came here to ask if you had any plans to add a BLTouch : )

I'm not sure I fish for a larger fan on the hot-end cooler but a radial blower (or whatever it's called) for the hot-end would be amazing.

What are you using to 3d model these things?

I'm using Fusion 360... haven't put the BLTouch myself because I'm finishing a job (a 3d animation for a building contractors... almost done) but seems like people are already modding to supply those needs! :D I'll do my take on the BLTouch mount anyway...

Sweet... There will be a ton of us to +1 if you add a BLTouch mount version

Yep. I was so excited to print this until I realized there the BL-Tocuh version needs springs so that it does not crash into the bed.

Would it be possible to get a Hero Plus v2s please.

Yes... I'll try to upload it today... have been a little busy... but I'll try to get sometime to make this happens today.

Awesome. Thank you.

already up!! sorry, a loot of things at the same time!! almost let it to tomorrow.. but a promise is a promise!!! and better a little late than never!! :P

printing one right now

Hello, thank you very much for your work.
Would a version with dual 4010 blower without ABL be possible?

Right now the idea is to optimize the fanduct as it best... the last version is the Hero v2s, and is working really nice... I choose the stock fan and blower because is what every new buyer have... but different versions will come!! sadly I'm working with the parts I have!!! I'll download different fanducts to take the measurements... but doing this that way is not a exact science!! air flow optimization is a pain sometimes... but I'll do my best!

Is this safe to print in PLA? Also, it seems there are two different models of the cooler which one is the one for the Ender 3?

both are for the stock blower and fan...but the one with the arm for the ABL sensor is the first design... it works, but I recommend to print the other one... I'm printing it right now on PLA, I let some space between the hot end and the fanduct... but the definitive prove will be done when I mount it on my printer in a few hours (I'm in my job, arriving home in 5 hours)... I'll update as soon as I taste it...

I have the same issue as often mentioned here. The 2 screws of the radiator are in the way. Could this be a small change from ender 3 to pro? Is it possible to make a variation for this?

Also. What printing settings do you advise? My lock piece does not fit in to place. I think ik have to use different settings, but any advise?